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Local Business Spotlight

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During Crises, It’s More Important Than Ever to Support Local

Without the support of all of us, many local businesses we know and love could be gone following the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vern Dale’s Approach to Business as Refreshing as its Water Solutions

Family-owned Canton company’s quality equipment, products and customer service have made it a leader for more than 60 years.

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Doing Things the Right Way Keeps Young Trucks’ Customers Rolling

Family-owned Canton company has eyes on growth as operations transition to fourth generation. Doing the right things for the right reasons typically works out for the best.

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Bender's Tavern Brings Good Taste & Good Times to Stark County

Many people hungry in body and spirit have come to be fed and partake in the hospitality of ‘Canton’s Oldest and Finest’ tavern.

Innovation and Expertise Equals Performance for Zeiger Industries

Innovation & Expertise Equals Performance for Zeiger Industries

Local family-owned company makes its mark internationally as the ultimate provider of plasticizing technology for demanding applications.

Midwest Industrial Supply has Growth Success Under Control

Midwest Industrial Supply has Growth, Success Under Control

Local family-owned company does its part to strengthen Canton, Stark County.


Like a Good Neighbor Carroll County Energy is There for Carrollton

Like a Good Neighbor, Carroll County Energy is There for Carrollton

Local community impacted greatly by $900 million investment in combined-cycle natural gas electric generation facility.

You Matter to Leading Local Health Plan Provider AultCare

'You Matter' to Leading Local Health Plan Provider AultCare

Stark County health plan provider does everything it can to keep costs low and quality high; 'You Matter' is much more than just a slogan.

Throughout Turnaround Union Metal Keeps Getting Better Every Day

Throughout Turnaround, Union Metal Keeps 'Getting Better Every Day'

Historic Canton light pole manufacturer gets second chance to make an even bigger mark in the important industry it helped to shape.

Dr. Thomas Local Business Spotlight

More than Dentistry, 'Dr. Mike' Keeps Stark County Smiling

Stark County's "Hardest Working Man in Dentistry" goes above and beyond to treat staff right and make a real difference in the community...

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PositionistView® is an inside look into Innis Maggiore's thinking, culture and talent. They're opinon pieces through the positioning filter. No jargon. No ad-speak babble.

June 29, 2021

Advertisers have long been known for how well they accept change, pivot to new possibilities and adopt the newest technologies.

June 23, 2021

Many pundits in the world of marketing and advertising are obsessed with stuff dying. “Radio is dead in 10 years. This study proves it. ” “TV is dying.

April 7, 2021

Advertisers have long understood the potency of television (TV) as a brand-building medium for consumer products. However, business-to-business advertisers typically kept their distance, and for good reason.

April 7, 2021

The problem with mass marketing has finally been solved. The answer is programmatic advertising. Imagine two neighbors. Both watching ESPN. One sees your ad. The other doesn’t.

February 11, 2021

(Special to the Canton Repository) In this year's National Football League AFC Divisional Round playoff game, Cleveland Browns Coach Kevin Stefanski was accused of playing it safe.

Agency News

From associate promotions and new team members to awards and events, keep up with the growth and good things happening at Innis Maggiore.

July 7, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (July 7, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the addition of two summer interns, Andrew Ferguson and Sadie Reda. Andrew, a marketing major and recent graduate of Walsh University, is working in the digital department.
June 24, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 24, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation's leading positioning ad agency, today announced the promotion of an associate and the hiring of another. Joe Chenevey, formerly a senior web developer at the agency, has been promoted to director of technology.
June 14, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (June 14, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced the hiring of Martha Belden to lead public relations to complement the agency’s full range of marketing services.
March 2, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (March 2, 2021) — Perfect Power Wash, Ohio’s leading professional-grade power washing company, has named Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, as its agency of record. The Innis Maggiore team is excited to work with Ohio’s leader in professional-grade power washing.
February 22, 2021
CANTON, Ohio (Feb. 22, 2021) — Innis Maggiore, the nation’s leading positioning ad agency, today announced it earned seven awards at the 2021 American Advertising Federation Awards (ADDY® Awards) ceremony Friday evening.